The globalization of business has helped facilitate the movement of assets. Funds can be transferred around the world instantaneously, and the ever-expanding world of offshore finance means that it can be relatively easy to set up complex corporate structures to hide the true ownership of assets. Kroll’s asset search investigative expertise can help answer the age-old question: “Where is the money?”
Kroll has successfully conducted some of the most complex international asset searches over the last 40 years, including identifying billions of dollars in sovereign asset search investigations. Working on behalf of those seeking to enforce legal judgments awarding financial damages or seeking the return of funds misappropriated by corrupt government officials, Kroll has identified missing, previously unknown or hidden assets. Our extensive experience includes multi-jurisdictional investigations involving offshore capital flight havens, creditor-unfriendly jurisdictions, complex investment group structures and nominee and alter ego companies.
We help our clients identify:
- Real and intangible properties
- Financial accounts
- Business associations
- Contracts for future performance
- Accounts receivable
- Personal property — jets, yachts, luxury cars, fine art
Kroll’s experts include teams with backgrounds in financial investigation, law enforcement, forensic accounting and internal investigations. Our global investigations have successfully identified assets for subjects who include the former heads of state and perpetrators of multibillion-dollar frauds.